You know you LOLed at it, Swan
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
Big, manly tears.
Anyone wanna give me 3 quick Joy Division tracks I should listen to? Doesn't have to be in the form of youtubes or anything. Just real quick. I really need to decided whether or not I like them once and for all.
Edit: For background information, no, I don't usually associate myself with their particular genre of music, but I am fascinated by their supposed importance in music history and think I could appreciate them regardless.
"She's Lost Control"
2014 Collaborative Playlist on Spotify.
Please leave out the obvious Rebellion (Lies) because I do enjoy that song, not enough to convince me to listen to more though.
July 21- Soundgarden- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
July 30- Rage Against the Machine/Muse- LA Coliseum
Oct 21- Portishead- Berkeley Greek
Nov 18- Pixies- Fox Theater Bakersfield
convince me i'm wrong about tool
Let's leave out the obvious Arcade Fire songs that people should at least give one listen (Rebellion Lies (like you mentioned), No Cars Go, Intervention, and Neighborhood #1 Tunnels). A few of their lesser knowns, that should get more play time by everybody (and really convinced me on them), are:
The Woodlands National Anthem:
and they do a good cover of Naive Melody (I think):
but if you don't want to include covers, then My Body Is A Cage is another good song (gets better as it goes, good ending):
I really need to get ahold of Arcade Fire's albums and listen to them from front to back. I've avoided them for a while for no discernable reason, but every time i hear a song from them i enjoy it immensely
8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/6/14 Elvis Costello & Ben Folds - Hollywood Bowl
9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL // 9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl
This is going to turn into a clusterfuck of dissenting opinions. For example, my Pixies three would be:
Caribou (there's a special place in hell for people who don't like this song)
Oh My Golly!
I tried doing Boredoms, but they are more of an album band (and one of my picks, "Super Going," isn't on YouTube). Individual songs are great and all, but their albums are constructed as whole, continuously flowing pieces, so something is lost taking them on through single songs. Get either Vision Creation Newsun or Super AE and drive around a remote scenic area on a sunny day with whichever album you choose at full blast, and if you don't get anything out of it, it may just never happen for you, you wretched joyless creature. Here's a song anyway:
That's how I felt about Tom Waits having only heard that album as well. He had a complete overhaul of his sound in the 80s which I like a hundred times better, although I'm still not familiar enough to be the one to choose the 3 songs.
Just to jump in the dogpile, for I would be remiss if I did not:
Cars & Telephones is an old, unreleased song about a dude who loves a girl who's far away.
Vampire/ Forest Fire is a song they very rarely play live, either because it usually uses a banjo they don't usually travel with, or because it's one of the few songs they play that might actually be literally autobiographical. It's a damn shame.
No Cars Go makes me very happy. It is one of the only songs they have that doesn't really have a darker vein running under it. For some reason known only to God, the Irish national news shows use it a lot. I like the way it just demands participation.
Last edited by MissingPerson; 09-15-2009 at 12:54 PM.